Tea for Mother’s Day 2012 – Special Afternoon Teas for Mother’s Day 2012 Vancouver

Afternoon Tea at the Castle at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Photo: MB Digital / Air Canada enRoute

Mother’s Day Brunch is a great way to treat Mom to a meal on Mother’s Day (May 13), but it may not be suited to all moms. I’m a mom, and, if your mother is anything like me, the one thing I’d love for Mother’s Day is to sleep in.

Luckily, there’s a wonderful alternative to Mother’s Day Brunch that lets Mom sleep in and still provides delicious food and a chance to celebrate: Afternoon Tea for Mother’s Day. This year, Vancouver has several special Mother’s Day Teas to choose from, from High Tea at MOV to a jazz-lovers tea to tea-plus-massage-and-a-mini makeover at Whole Foods (yeah, even Whole Foods is getting in on the Mother’s Day action this year).

Afternoon Tea for Mother’s Day 2012 Vancouver

1. High Tea @ MOV – May 12, 2012
The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) has a special High Tea for Mother’s Day that lets you treat mom to tea and goodies at MOV then tour the museum’s current exhibit Art Deco Chic. A perfect choice for moms who love fashion and/or history, this event is also a fundraiser for MOV, so it’s fun and charitable, too.

2. Whole Foods Market Mother’s Day High Tea & Pampering Event – May 12, 2012
Whole Foods Market on Robson is celebrating Mother’s Day with high tea and gourmet goodies, massage and a mini-makeover. Guests can choose either the $20 event package, which includes the tea and food, plus a 10-minute massage and mini-makeover, or just enjoy the tea and food alone for $10. Kids can join in the fun, too, with the $3.99 Kids Cookie Decorating Day event (kids decorate cookies for Mom), from 10am – noon on the same day/same location.

3. Mother’s Day Tea & Afternoon Jazz at Cellar Jazz Club – May 13, 2012
Cellar Jazz Club’s annual Mother’s Day event features afternoon tea with a delicious spread of scones, pastries, and a champagne cocktail, as well as live performances by Lorraine Foster. A great combination of classic tea and swinging music!

4. Mother’s Day Tea at Hycroft – May 13, 2012
Open-to-everyone events at Hycroft, the historic mansion just on the edge of South Granville/Shaughnessy, are rare. So if Mom loves high society, exploring Vancouver history, or would just love to peek inside Hycroft, this tea is perfect for her. Tea includes finger foods, mini scones and tarts, and a live harp performance.

There are also several options for afternoon tea in Vancouver that aren’t “special” Mother’s Day events, but that are nonetheless perfect for treating Mom: You can go extravagant and old-world with Afternoon Tea at the Castle at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, enjoy Afternoon Tea at Provence Marinaside then spend the day shopping with Mom in Yaletown, or enjoy Afternoon Tea at VanDusen Botanical Garden followed by a stroll through the Garden itself, one of Vancouver’s most beautiful spots.

Have more ideas for Mother’s Day Tea in Vancouver? Please share them in the comments!

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